Jeddah-based Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO), manufacturers of UHT (long-life) ice creams, milk, plant-based dairy alternatives, crispy snacks, and other culinary products, has announced the adoption of digital signatures in all its official documents, marking another major step forward in its journey towards digital transformation in partnership with Riyadh-based emdha, an agile Trust Service Provider.
The signing ceremony for the emdha solution had Talal Alnounou, Head of Public Relations & Government Affairs, and Sultan Al-Ghamdi, Director of Legal Affairs & Corporate Governance from SADAFCO, along with Ibrahim Saleh Al Kharboush, Executive Vice President, and Merzah Ahmed Al Askar, Business Development Manager representing emdha.
“We are well on our way on our sustainability journey. We at SADAFCO are committed to making sustainability the core fabric of how we do business. This announcement is a major step forward for us and is one of the many key steps we are taking to continue on our path to greater efficiency and environmentally-friendly practices. We are delighted to have emdha guide us through this next phase. Their experience together with their solutions makes us confident of having the right partner in our journey,” says Patrick Stillhart, CEO, SADAFCO.
The announcement is a pioneering step as the company will be able to sign official documents and contracts digitally, enhancing security and efficiency, while helping to reduce the usage of paper in a major way.
In its latest sustainability report, SADAFCO provided a clear picture of its sustainability vision for the future and the significant steps the company is taking to realize that vision and manage its carbon footprint. The company implemented printing service management at its head office and Jeddah factory to cut paper use by 25%.
Through various systems and programmes, SADAFCO is working towards total elimination of paper, estimated to be completed by 2023 in its milk factory, and 2024 in the ice cream unit.